Medical Schools


Medicine at University of Bristol Medical School

Overview of University of Bristol Medical School


Bristol was voted as the best city life from a survey of 20,000 university students in recent years. This city life means that students are in a fantastic position; university buildings sit next to restaurants and shops and are therefore able to experience day-to-day city life, ideally preparing them for life after university. The Medical Bristol course you will learn about the art, science and craft of medicine through: - Early clinical exposure in hospital, community and primary care settings; - A blend of lectures, case-based learning and practical work; - State-of-the-art anatomy facilities including cadaveric pro-sections and - Inter-professional working with students of nursing, pharmacy and physiotherapy.


Course Structure at University of Bristol Medical School

First year

This year will help you to explore the concepts of health and wellbeing from multiple perspectives. 

Second year

This year will allow you to explore disease processes and construct a list of differential diagnoses for common symptoms. 

Third year

You will work in a hospital and primary care setting in our clinical academies, where you will meet patients presenting for scheduled (elective) and unscheduled (emergency) care and learn about how common conditions are managed in the NHS. 

Fourth year 

You will learn about hospital and primary care of patients across the life course, from birth to old age.

Fifth year 

You will prepare for your Foundation programme posts by working alongside clinical teams, which will give you experience of teamwork and decision-making in primary and secondary care clinical practice. You will be supported to deal with the uncertainties inherent in the practice of medicine and will be equipped to provide safe and effective care in medical emergencies.

Bristol Medical School Entry Requirements


Maths - A / 7 

English - C / 4

A Levels


Must include Chemistry & Biology / Physics / Mathematics Graduates: 2:1 in their degree plus ABB at A-level, including A in Chemistry and B in Biology, Physics or Mathematics.


36 points overall

18 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations)

Scottish Higher